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ICCT doubts on CO2 cuts from limiting engine power

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in its latest report focused on the CO2 reduce emissions issue, by limiting engine power. In fact, the study shows that shipping Green House Gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 30% during a ten-year period from 2008 to 2018.

Ship rerouting due to narrow ECAs could increase emissions

ICCT issued a white paper studying Emission Control Areas in China, considering the potential for ships to route around the ECA. The paper reveals that ECAs which are too narrow may actually increase emissions if ship operators divert to save on fuel costs.

HFO use by fishing vessels in IMO Polar Code Arctic

ICCT issued five briefing papers summarizing HFO use in the IMO Polar Code Arctic, for 2015. While ships registered in Russia consumed the most HFO by far in the region in 2015, followed by Denmark and South Korea, Russian-flagged fishing vessels emitted about 10 tonnes of BC, 10-times more than Denmark and South Korea.

HFO use by flag state in IMO Polar Code Arctic

There are eight Arctic states; however, ships that operate in the Arctic fly many flags. Summarizing the use and carriage of HFO in the IMO’s Polar Code Arctic by flag state, an ICCT report finds that Russian-flagged ships consumed the most HFO by far in the area in 2015, distantly followed by Canada and Denmark.

Global shipping emissions on the rise, study reveals

Maritime fuel consumption increased from 291 to 298 million tonnes (+2.4%), while CO2 emissions from global shipping increased from 910 to 932 million tonnes, from 2013 to 2015, according to a study released by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

ICCT studies air pollution from ships in Greater Pearl River Delta

The International Council on Clean Transportation issued a new study, compiling a ship emissions inventory in China’s Greater Pearl River Delta, a heavily populated and prosperous region with heavy ship traffic. The report reveals that in 2015, ships emitted 104 thousand tonnes of sulfur oxides.

Cleaner fuels may lower risk for Arctic shipping, report says

ICCT has published a report which compares the economic and environmental trade-offs of switching from HFO to distillate or liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ships in the Arctic, following recent concerns that the transition to low-sulphur fuels, distillates, or LNG will be more costly than continuing to use HFO

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